Gynecomastia is more common among men than women. It causes a feeling of embarrassment and discomfort for the unfortunate man to be the victim of it. Many men with gynecomastia are unaware of the treatment options available. Most instances of gynecomastia will resolve on their own without medical treatment over time.
Surgical options for gynecomastia include LDM or vertical mammoplasty. In addition, a chest lift or a reduction (breast reduction) of one or both breasts may be performed to correct this condition. However, when the condition is more severe, surgery may be required as only a tiny breast area is affected. If gynecomastia has been caused by a medical condition, like hypogonadism, nutrition or cirrhosis, this condition may require medical treatment or surgical treatment only. If you take hormone-altering medications that could cause gynecomastia, your physician may recommend treating it or prescribing another hormone-altering medication.
Gynecomastia Adelaide can also be caused by an overabundance of glandular tissue. It often occurs when a man is experiencing a low testosterone level or a high level of estrogen. Hormone imbalance causes a breakdown of the glandular tissue responsible for producing milk. As milk production decreases, many men experience an increase in body fat, which can lead to gynecomastia.
Treatment for gynecomastia includes several options, including hormonal therapy. If a medical condition has caused the condition, hormonal treatment can also relieve the side effects. Hormone replacement therapy is performed in two different ways. First, it can be performed in a pill form as an estrogen-progestin pill and a cream containing estrogen and progestin. Most men who undergo non-surgical treatments for gynecomastia choose the cream.
In addition to hormonal replacement therapy, many men turn to different types of medications for gynecomastia. They may use antineoplastic drugs to reduce the amount of excess tissue and end up with little effect. Some may take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce inflammation and reduce the condition’s symptoms. Surgery can also be an option but is usually only used as a last resort.
Other men turn to liposuction for the removal of excess fatty tissue that causes enlarged breasts. Liposuction is one of the most effective procedures for removing breast tissue and may feel like a weight-loss method at first. Fat cells are sucked out through a tube that is inserted into the fatty areas. After a series of small incisions, the excess tissue is removed, and the skin is stitched back tighter. While liposuction will result in a small incision and a bit of a scar, patients who choose this procedure should expect to have minimal side effects and may feel very typical afterwards.
A third option is male breast reduction surgery. This surgery removes excess tissue in the chest area to create a more petite frame. Men who desire this type of procedure must have achieved a comfortable body size through diet and exercise. After the procedure, fat will still be retained, but it will be much smaller. Men who undergo this procedure may feel some soreness or discomfort, but the recovery period is relatively short and typically doesn’t require any special attire or precautions.